Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm Goin' Back to Cali

And in honor of this, here are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs about Los Angeles...

California love! 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre

California...knows how to party
California...knows how to party
In the citaaay of L.A.
In the citaaay of good ol' Watts
In the citaaay, the city of Compton
We keep it rockin! We keep it rockin!

Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west
A state that's untouchable like Elliot Ness
The track hits ya eardrum like a slug to ya chest
Pack a vest for your Jimmy in the city of sex
We in that sunshine state with a bomb ass hemp beat
the state where ya never find a dance floor empty
And pimps be on a mission for them greens
lean mean money-makin-machines servin fiends
I been in the game for ten years makin rap tunes
ever since honeys was wearin sassoon
Now it's '95 and they clock me and watch me
Diamonds shinin lookin like I robbed Liberace
It's all good, from Diego to tha Bay
Your city is tha bomb if your city makin pay
Throw up a finger if ya feel the same way
Dre puttin it down for

Shake it shake it baby
Shake it shake it baby
Shake it shake it mama
Shake it Cali
Shake it shake it baby
Shake it shake it shake it shake it...

Out on bail fresh outta jail, California dreamin
Soon as I stepped on the scene, I'm hearin hoochies screamin
Fiendin for money and alcohol
the life of a west side playa where cowards die and its all ball
Only in Cali where we riot not rally to live and die
In L.A. we wearin Chucks not Ballies (that's right)
Dressed in Locs and khaki suits and ride is what we do
Flossin but have caution we collide with other crews
Famous cause we program worldwide
Let'em recognize from Long Beach to Rosecrans
Bumpin and grindin like a slow jam, it's west side
So you know the row won't bow down to no man
Say what you say
But give me that bomb beat from Dre
Let me serenade the streets of L.A.
From Oakland to Sacktown
The Bay Area and back down
Cali is where they put they mack down
Give me love!

now make it shake...

uh, yeah, uh, longbeach in tha house, uh yeah
Oaktown, Oakland definately in tha house hahaha
Frisko, Frisko

hey, you know LA is up in this
Pasadena, where you at
yeah, Inglewood, Inglewood always up to no good
even Hollywood tryin to get a piece baby
Sacramento, sacramento where ya at? yeah

Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up
Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side
Cause you and I know it's tha best side

yeah, That's riight
west coast, west coast
uh, California Love
California Love


Annika said...

You're coming back? Will I get to meet you this time?

Existential Waitress said...

Guess I'll have to tell Maggs AZ is out and that we're gonna have to go to California to visit her new best friend, Bug (in her mind at least). She's been scribbling notes and invitations for her all day. So cute and funny - although I kind of imagine Bug looking at Maggs like "Settle down, spaz!" when Maggie presents her with a mailbag full of strange notes with odd, random pieces of construction paper pasted everywhere and "Maggie" inexplicably written backwards. She's very enthusiastic.

Grateful Twin Mom said...

Coming back for good? Leaving the desert? We always need good moms in Los Angeles.

Amy said...

Annika, I would love that. Although, I must admit, we are moving to the valley. Friendships have been lost by moves to the valley.
EW- Can't wait for MAggs and Bug to meet!
GTM-Yup, back for good I suppose.

Theta Mom said...

Going back to Cali - sounds good to me!


So nice to see you back in blog land - I missed you!!! You moving? Ugh, moving - the horror! Hope it goes well :)

Existential Waitress said...

I know I'm old and sentimental now, but our little girls finally being able to meet is like a dream come true!

Suzanne said...

Awesome news! You seem really excited. Impressed with the song lyrics -- that takes dedication!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I'm happy for you!! I hope the move goes smooth. Moving is never so fun, but the end result sounds fabulous!!! XOXOX

Amy said...

Thanks guys! I am looking forward to the move. Not the actual moving part, though.